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Questioning faith in the parsha

The World is a Room, by Yehudah Amichai

Parshah M’tzora

This is the first paragraph of the story by Amichai. For the full story, have a seat at the Chevra table!

They returned by a different path from the one they had taken. They passed half a forest and came to a valley completely empty: Empty of stones and trees and people. From far away they heard the cries of children playing. He took out his camera and photographed her; then she photographed him. There’s a snapshot of that wonderful day, in which the two of them are embracing. But how could that have happened? His camera wasn’t automatic, and there was not a soul in the valley—a place empty as a star just discovered. Who then took the picture? Who watched their fate develop? Who held their weak smile opposite the light and saw it all?

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One response to “The World is a Room, by Yehudah Amichai

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